The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed an appeal from Tunisian chair umpire Abderahim Gharsallah against a disciplinary sanction imposed in July 2022.  
An appeal hearing was held in Lausanne, Switzerland on 26 April 2023, from which the CAS tribunal upheld the seven-year suspension from tennis issued by Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (AHO) Jane Mulcahy KC in the first instance hearing. 

Gharsallah, a national-level official, was found by the CAS to have committed four breaches of the TACP relating to an event held in Tunisia in 2020.  For full details, click here. 
The official’s period of ineligibility remains unchanged, beginning on 6 November 2020 – the date of their provisional suspension from tennis - and will end at midnight on 5 November 2027.   

During the period of ineligibility, Gharsallah is prohibited from officiating at or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the members of the ITIA (ATP, ITF, WTA, Tennis Australia, Fédération Française de Tennis, Wimbledon and USTA) or any national association.   

The ITIA is an independent body established by its tennis members to promote, encourage, enhance, and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis worldwide.    

To access the full CAS decision, click here.


Published 28 March 2024 15:25

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